I recently graduated with a Masters (MEng) degree in Medical Engineering, grade 2:1. A topic that was briefly appreciated in my degree programme was Biotribology; a relatively new advancement in Tribology. The study of tribology is broad, having many relevant applications, it's breadth of knowlededge allows companies to save up to billions of pounds, solving problems that one could mistakenly underestimate.
Tribology is highly interdisciplinary, combining the knowledge of engineering, chemistry, physics, maths, material science and computer science. This enables one to take a more dynamic approach to the problems encountered, allowing freedom to explore and express different areas.
A PhD is different from an undergraduate degree in that it is more independent. Though this can be overwhelming the university is very supportive, with a wide range of support systems put in place to tend to our needs.
I am keen on placing a firm foot in a field that breathes excitement and innovation. During my PhD I plan to fully utilise the Universities many resources, which will aid me in setting up an engineering business in the future.